Formulating A Natural Cream


NATURAL CREAM BASE

Below is a standard formula for 200 gm of a “natural” base cream using a plant derived preservative and antioxidant. You are reminded again to record the formulation used and to plan the manufacturing procedure. Measure the ingredients carefully.

The “oil” and the “aqueous” phase components below (in Bold type) make the base cream. To this you can add either the SKIN HEALING or ANTI-ITCH DERMATITIS herbal ingredients (refer to following page). The formula below is enough to make 180 grams of cream base, or six 30g tubes or three 2 ounce amber glass jars.

PART ONE (making the cream)

‘OILS’

QUANTITY 200g

PERCENT %

TOTAL %

Emulsifying wax (mp. 52C)

24

12


Calendula infused Olive oil

20

10


Almond oil

16

8


Apricot kernel oil

4

2


*Beeswax (mp. 62C or 144 degrees fahrenheit

6

3


Amiox (antioxidant)

4 drops

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35

 

‘AQUEOUS’




Glycerine (food grade vegetable derived)

18 ml / grams

9


Grapefruit Seed extract

2 ml / grams

1


Distilled Water

70 ml / grams

35

 

45

 

*Note: mp is the abbreviation for Melting Point.

  

Chapter - 2Formulating an Herbal Cream Page-70Natural Cream continued...

PART TWO

Note: These two formulas use ‘HERBAL’ TINCTURES. They are NOT HOMEOPATHIC mother tinctures. Knowing how to incorporate herbal products can be beneficial, because they are easy to obtain. In some areas, Homeopathic mother tinctures may be unavailable or illegal to ship.

Adding Additional Ingredients

‘SKIN HEALING’ CREAM

QUANTITY - 200g

PERCENT %

TOTAL %

Calendula freshherbal tincture

20mL

10


Marshmallow root

herbal tincture

10mL

5


Comfrey leaf

herbal tincture

10mL

5

20

‘ANTI - ITCH’ DERMATITIS CREAM

QUANTITY

PERCENT %

TOTAL %

Chickweed succuss

20mL

10


Calendula

herbal tincture

10mL

5


Comfrey leaf

herbal tincture

10mL

5

20

‘ESSENTIAL OIL’ CHOICE (Optional)

QUANTITY

PERCENT %

TOTAL %

Lavender essential oil (EO)

6 drops total

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Rosemary essential oil (EO)

6 drops total

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Lemongrass essential oil (EO)

6 drops total

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FORMULA TOTALS:

200 grams

100%

100%

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